WORLD HAPPENINGS OF Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Eventi of Noted People, Governments and Pacific Northwest, and Other Things Worth Knowing. The socialist-labor party reports campaign receipts of $18,099 up to November 12. Expenditures amounted to $16,146. Freight movement on American rail roads during September continued to exceed records for bulk, according to a statement by the Railway Executives' association. New York. All six refineries of the American Sugar Refining company have been closed as a result of slight demand for the commodity, It was an nounced In New York Saturday. President Wilson Is now able to walk about the White House without even the aid of a cane. It was stated at the White House. He uses his wheel chair only for occasional relaxation; It Is said. President Wilson will be awarded the Nobel prize for 1920, according to Swedish newspapers. The announce ment of the prize committee, however, will not be made before the end of November. Former President Deschanel of France has completely recovered in health and 1b looking for an apartment in Paris to which he intends to return some time during the first two weeks of December. Two women and sevA children were burned to death in tlA village of Pa- doue, Nev., Monday night when the explosion of a tank of gasoline set fire to thoir home. The cause of the ex plosion was not known. A referendum Is being conducted by the Industrial Workers of the World to determine whether that organiza tion shall indorse the programme of the third Internationale, formulated at Moscow in March, 1919. A commission of silk manufacturers from China will attend the interna tional Bilk exposition in New York next February to demonstrate Chinese processes, according to cablegrams to the department of commerce. Armenia, according to the French foreign office, has refused to comply with the ultimatum of Mustapha Ke mal Pasha, the Turkish nationalist leader, for the delivery of war mater ials and has decided to continue the flcht agaliiBt the Turks to the finish Pre-war prices for live hogs in Chi cago became general Wednesday throughout the United ' States. Big receipts from the farms appeared to bo the immediate cauBe, the total sup ply of hogs on sale at the ten principal markets of the country being estimat ed at 182,000 head, as aguluHt 124,000 a week ago. James Dryce, former British ambas sador to the United States, pictured the world at "the abyss of calamity into which the war plunged it," in a letter to the Colonial society of Boston, made public recently. The American and English peoples, he said, are es pecially called to try to rescue the world from the danger. . Thirty-two persons in the army were sentenced to death by courts- martial during the last fiscal year, but in no case was the sentence carried into effect, says Major-General E. II Crowdcr, Judge-advocate-generul, In his annual report Twelve of the death sentences were disapproved, 19 reduced to imprisonment ranging from life ' terms to five years, and one cose is pending on review. More than 12,000,000 tons of bitum inous cool were produced in the United States during the week ending Novem ber 13, the geological survey estimated in its weekly report. The soft coal output this year is placed at 476,000, 000 tons, which is less than the pro duction during the same period in 1918 by 38,000,000 tons, but approxi mately 67,000,000 tons ahead of the total of the first 270 working days of 1919. A conference of several hundred farmers of eastern Washington, east ern Oregon and northern Idaho, de claring that the United State Grain corporation, during Its existence, made profits of $50,000,000, "which properly belongs to the producers," adopted res olution urging the secretary of tb treasury to use that fund through the federal reserve board or other agencies to extend credit to the farmer by pro viding a revolving fund. CURRENT WEEK BIG GRAFT CHARGE MADE Uncle Sam Declared Bilked of Many Thousands of Dollars. New York. Testimony that 10 per cent of the $7,000,000 shipping repair bills in the south Atlantic was "graft" was given here Monday to the Walsh congressional committee examining shipping board affairs. The allegation was made by Charles Banzahf, a traveling auditor of the board out of New York. It was contained in a letter he wrote to the general control ler of the board last July, read by Chairman Walsh and Identified by the witness. Means by which the alleged "graft" was made possible, the witness tes tified, included lack of inspections, failure to check repair work, over charges for materials and labor and unnecessary repairs. He cited an in stance of a repair engineer w,ho, he said, had sat in a pilot house and approved repair bills amounting to thousands of dollars without ever looking at the work. He declared in spectors had been told that "costs" were none of their business and that there was a spirit of make rather than cut down repair work. rices of Meats and Bread Take Big Tumble Spokane, Wn. Reduction of 10 cents a pound in the retail prices of all pork meats and 5 cents a pound on all beef cuts became effective Monday at a number of the larger markets. The retail price cuts follow gradual de clines of from 4 to 6 cents a pound in the wholesale prices of pork and beef. A wholesale price reduction of from to 6 cents a pound on pork shoul ders and pork loins was announced by Armour & Co. Cleveland. A general cutting of re tail meat prices, ranging from 3 to 11 cents a pound, bringing prices nearer normal that at any time in months, was in evidence throughout the city Monday. Bac6n was cut from 46 to 35 cents. The price of a 24-ounce loaf of bread also was reduced from 14 to 12 cents by a grocery company operat ing a large number of stores here, Lynn, Mass. Shoe manufacturers of this city Monday made formal request of the joint council, United Shoe Work ers of America for abolition of the wage bonus of 12 V4 to 20 per cent that has been paid for more than a year. Elimination of the bonus is neces sary, according to the manufacturers, In order to reduce their operating costs to the point where the 100 fac torles, normally employing 1500 op eratives, may be reopened. Germany Back Mexico. San Antonio, Tex. Germany has of ficially recognized the De la Huerta government of Mexico, according to a dispatch In La Prensa, Spanish lan guage newspaper here. The announce ment came In a cablegram from Presi dent Elbert to Dr. Cuthberto Ridalgo, secretary of foreign affairs of Mexico, according to the report. The Gorman minister to Mexico has been Instructed to attend the Inauguration of Gen eral Obregon. American Women Held. Washington, D. C Two American relief workers in Poland, Martha Gra- ciyk and Mary Wasilczk, wore said to be held at Kovno on suspicion of espionage, in advices to the state de partment. They are members of the Grey American corps, assigned as in spectors of the Europenn child fund, and were arrested In Vllna by Lithuan ian authorities and taken to Kovno for Investigation. London Building Bombed. London. A bomb was exploded at 1 o'clock Tuosduy morning In a build ing occupied by a hide merchant In Old Swan lane, near London bridge. A floor of the building was wrecked but nobody was injured. The bomb, fitted with a time fuse, apparently had been left in the building In a grip sack. Draft Evasion Alleged. San Antonio, Tex. After more than two years' wunderlng In South America, Mexico and western cities of the United States, Tom Cuples, Jr. and Joe Caples, farmers of Shrove port, La., reputed to be wealthy, were In the city jail here with their father. The three nro charged with conspiring to violate the draft laws. Greed Cause Arrest. New York. George Smith, ten year of age, was overheard by a police man to accuse a companion, Harry I'endergnst, 12, of "holding out" on him in the division of spoils from housebreaking. At a detention home search of the boy' clothing disclosed a revolver, two boxes of cartridges and $2.92, largely In pennies, in Hurry's possession. George bad $4.15. : STATE NEWS t TTVT T3T3TT7T7 V V V www Albany. The trustees of Albany college have been notified of a be quest left the college by the late Ellen E. Geary, who died In Portland, Octo ber 26. Portland. The N. M. Ungar Fur- company was fined $50 recently for having in its possession 25 beaver pelts contrary to state regulations. The furs, worth about $750, was confiscat ed. Salem. It will require $77,620 to maintain the capitol buildings and grounds during the next biennlum, ac cording to the budget of estimated ex penditures filed with the secretary of state. Salem. A total of $20,500 will be re quired to defray the expenses of the board of control during the next two years, according to a budget of esti mated expenses filed with the secre tary of state. Roseburg. The bridge spanning Rock creek, thirty miles east of this city, has collapsed, according to word received here. A drove of cattle had just passed over the bridge when it fell. One animal was caught by the falling timbers and instantly killed. Eugene. Purebred livestock valued at $500,000 was carried by special train of 21 cars from the Pacific Internation al Livestock exposition to points in the Willamette valley and southern Oregon during the past few days, Ashland. The Ashland winter fair is being held this week. This fair in cludes the sixth annual exhibition of the Southern Oregon Poultry associa tion and also the farmers', fruit grow ers' and Industrial exhibits of Jackson county. Salem. Charles T. Early, president t the Stanfield for Senator club, ex pended $12,000 In behalf of Robert N. Stanfield, successful candidate for United States senator, prior to the last general election, according to a statement filed with the secretary of state. Salem. Standing timber is assess able as real estate, according to At torney-General Van Winkle here. The opinion was asked by F. L. Calkins, county assessor of Douglas county, who wanted to know if the timber could be assessed separate from the land. Salem. A total of $733,380.70, cov ering the tax on gasoline and distil late sales by the Beveral companies operating in Oregon during the period February 26, 1919, to October 31, 1920, has been received by the secretary of state, according to a report prepared by that official. Salem. The Thomas Kay woolen mills, the largest plant of Its kind in Oregon outside of Portland, will close down early in December and will re main closed until some time in Jan uary, according to announcement Sat urday. More than 250 men and women will be thrown out of employment. Tillamook. The lumber and dairy interests of Tillamook county have combined in a vigorous campaign to obtain common point rates for the county. It Is charged that Tillamook is taxed $200 more per car between certain points than Astoria and other terminals on an equal hauling basis, Eugene. Eight carloads of hops are being loaded here for shipment to Europe, bought by T. A. Livesley & Co, of Salem from different growers In this part of the valley on contracts made earlier in the season. This only one of a number of shipments being made by this firm from differ ent parts of the valley. Bandon. At a recent meeting of the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic a motion was passed unani mously to petition the state legisla ture at the next session to exempt veterans of the civil war from taxa tion of property to the value of $1000. It was also resolved to request each of the Oregon posts to adopt similar motions. Tillamook. A 25 per cent reduction in the prices of various grades of lum ber went into effect here Nov. 29, Herenfter $85 flooring will be on the market at $70, shiplap drops will fall from $35 to $27 and other grades in proportion. The drop, said Mr. Boltz is the result of the freight rates and the impossibility to obtain enough cars for shipment, Astoria. The Altoona Packing com pany has plans well under way and construction has been started on largo modern cold storage plant which it is building on its property in the vicinity of Thirty-sixth and Commer cial streets in upper town. A new road way leading down to the site of the new plant is now under construction, Salem. There were two fatalities due to Industrial accidents In Oregon during the week ending November 23 1920, according to a report prepared by the state industrial accident com mission. The victims were Charles Freeman, rigger, of Deer Island, and W. A. Adams, logger, of Myrtle Point, Or. A.ConVnl)oi)le au j nun f I nt Auvtn i uitj "I LOVE JIM." Synopsis. Writing long after the vents described. Jack Calder, Scot farmer of West Inch, tells how, in his childhood, the fear of Invasion by Napoleon, at that time complete master of Europe, had gripped the British nation. Following a false alarm that the French had landed, Jim Horscroft, the doctor's son, a youth of fifteen, quarrels wttta Us father Over Joining trie army, and from that Incident a lifelong friendship begins between the boys. They go together to school at Ber wick, where Jim is cock boy from the first. After two years Jim goes to Edinburgh to study medicine. Jack stays Ave years more at school, becoming cock boy In his turn. When Jack Is eighteen Cousin Edle of Eyemouth comes to live at West Inch. Jack falls In love at first sight with his hand some, romantic, selfish and auto cratic cousin of seventeen. They watch from the cliffs the victory of an English merchantman over two French privateers. Reproached by Edle for staying at home, Jack starts to enlist. Edie tells him to stay. Jack says he will stay and marry her. She acquiesces. Jim comes home. Jack sees Jim kiss ing Edie. CHAPTER IV Continued. They were not far away, but too taken up with each other to see me. She was walking slowly, with the lltttle petulant cock of her dainty head which I knew so well, casting her eyes away from him, and shooting out a word from time to time. He paced along beside her, looking down at her and bending his head in the eagerness of his talk. Then, as he said some thing, she placed her hand with a ca ress, upon his arm, and he, carried off his feet, plucked her up and kissed her again and again. At the sight I could neither cry out nor move, but stood with a heart of lead and the face of a dead man staring down at them. I saw her hand passed over his shoulder, and that his kisses were as welcome to her as ever mine had been. Then he set her down again, and I found that this had been their part ing, for Indeed In another hundred paces they would have come In view of the upper windows of the house. She walked slowly away, with a wave back once or twice, and he stood look ing after her. I waited until she was some way off, and then down I came, but so taken up was he that I was within a hand's touch of him before he whisked round upon me.' He tried to smile as his eyes met mine. "I saw you," I gasped, and my throat had turned so dry that I spoke like a man with a quinsy. "Did you so?" said he, and he gnve a little whistle. "Well, on my life, Jock, I'm not sorry. I was thinking of coming up to West Inch this very day and having It out with you. May be Its better as It Is." "You've been a fine friend," said I. "Well, now, be reasonable, Jock," said he, sticking his bands Into his pockets and rocking to and fro as he stood. "Let me show you how It stands. Look me In the eye and you'll see that I don't He. It's this way. I had met Edle Miss Calder, that Is before I came that morning, and there were things which made me look upon her as free, and, thinking that, I let my mind dwell on her. Then you said she wasn't free but was promised to you, and that was the worst knock I've had for a time. It clean put me off, and I made a fool of myself for some days, and It's a mercy I'm not in Berwick jail. Then by chance I met her again on my soul, Jock, It was chance for me and when I spoke of you she laughed at the thought. It was cousin and cousin, she said, but at for her not being free, or you being more to her than a friend, It was fool's talk. So you see, Jock, I was not so much to blame after all, the more o as she promised that she would let yon see by her conduct that you were mis taken In thinking that you had any claim tipon her. You must have no ticed that she has hardly had a word for you for these last two weeks." I laughed bitterly. "It was only last night." said I, "that she told me that I was the only man In all this earth that she could ever bring herself to love." Jim Ilorscroft put out a shaking hand and laid It on my shoulder, while he pushed his face forward to look Into my eyes. "Jock Calder," said he, "I never knew yon tell a He. You are not try ing to score trick against trick, are you? Honest, now, between man and man." "If God's truth,! said I. He stood looking at me, and his face had t like thnt of a man who Is hav ing a hart fight with himself. It was a long two minute before he spoke. "See here. Jock," ald he, "this woman 1 fooling ui both. D'you hear, man? she' fooling ns both. She loves you at West Inch, and she love me on the brae-slde, and in her devil's r oritKLutK puunto COPYRIGHT BY A. CONAN DOYLE heart she cares a whin blossom for neither of us. Let's join hands, man, and send the hell-tire hussy to the right-about," But this was too much. I could not curse her In my on-n heart, and still less could I stand by and hear another man do it, not though it was my old est friend. "Don't you call names!" I cried. "Ach 1 you sicken me with your soft talk. I'll call ber what she should be called." "Will you, though?" said I, lugging off my coat. "Look you here, Jim Horscroft, If you say another word against her I'll lick it down your throat If you were ns big as Berwick castle. Try me, and see!" He peeled off his cont down to the elbows and then he slowly pulled it on again. "Don't be such a fool, Jock," said he. "Two old friends mustn't fall out over such a well, there, I won't say it. Well, by the Lord I if she hasn't nerve for ten!" I looked around, and there she was, not twenty yards from us, looking as cool and easy and placid as we were hot and fevered. "I was nearly home," said she, "when I saw you two boys very busy talking, so I came all the way back to know what It was about." Horscroft took a run forward and caught her by the wrist. She gave a little squeal at the sight of his face, but he pulled her toward where I was standing. "Now, Jock, we've had tomfoolery enough," said he. "Here she is. Shall we take her word as to which she likes? She can't trick us now that we're both together." "I am willing," said I. "And so am I. If she goes for you I swear I'll never so much as turn an eye on her again. Will you do as much for me?" "Yes, I will." "Well, then, look here, you! We're both honest men and friends, and we tell each other no lies, and so we know your double ways. I know what you said last night. Jock knows what you said today. D'you see? Now, then, fair and square I Here we are before you, once and have done. Which is It to be, Jock or me?" You would have thought that the woman would have been overwhelmed with shame, but Instead of that her eyes were shining with delight, and I dare wager that It was the proudest moment of her life. As she looked from one to the other of us, with, the cold morning sun glittering on her face, I had never seen her look so lovely. Jim felt It also, I am sure, for he dropped her wrist, and the harsh lines were softened upon his face. "Come, Edle! Which Is It to be?" he asked. "Naughty boys; to fall out like this," she cried. "Cousin Jack, you know how fond I am of you." "Oh, then, go to him!" said Hors croft. "But I love nobody but Jim. There Is nobody that I love like Jim." She snuggled up to him, and laid her cheek against his breast. "Yon see, Jock!" said he, looking over her shoulder. I did see, and away I nent for West Inch, another man from the time that I left It CHAPTER V. The Man From the Sea. Well, I was never one to sit groan Ing over a cracked pot; If It cannot be mended, then It Is the part of a man to say no more of It. For weeks I had an aching heart; Indeed, It Is a little sore now, after all these years and a happy marriage, when I think of It. But I kept a brave face on me, and above all I did as I had promised that day on the hillside. I was a brother to her, and no more, though there were times when I had to put a curb Upon myself. For the most part she and JIpi were happy enough. It was all over the countryside that they were to be mar ried when he had passed his degree, and he would come up to West Inch four nights a week to sit with us. My folk were pleased enough about it. and I tried to be pleased too. We used to take long ramble to gether, Jim and I, and it is about one of those that, I now want to tell you We had passed over Bramston heath and round the clump of fir which screen the house of Major Elliott from the sea wind. It was spring. and the year was a forward one, so that the tree were well leaved by the end of April. It was a warm as a summer day, and we were the more surprised when we saw a huge fire roaring upon the grass plat before the major' door. There was a fir tree in It, and the flame were spouting up as high a the bedroom windows. Jim and I stood (taring; but we stared the more when out came the major, with a great quart not In hi hand nd his heels his old sister, who kept house for him. and two of the maids, and all four began capering about the Are. He was a douce, quiet man, a all the country knew; and here he was, like Old Nick at the carllns' dance, hobbling round and waving his drink above his head. We both set off running, and he waved the more when he saw us coming. 'Peace !" he roared. "Huzza, boys I Peace !" And at that we both fell to dancing and shouting too, for It had been such a weary war, as far back as we could remember, end the shadow had lain so long over us that It was wondrous to feel that It was lifted. Indeed It was too much to believe, but the major laughed our doubts to scorn. "Aye, aye, It is true," he cried, stop ping, with his hand to his side. "The allies have got Paris, Boney has thrown up the sponge, and his people are all swearing allegiance to Louis xvni." "And the emperor?" I asked; "will they spare him?" "There's some talk of sending hlrn to Elba, where he'll be out of mis chiefs way. But his officers there are some of them who will not get off so lightly. Some deeds have been done these last twenty years that have ) not been forgotten. There are a few old scores to be settled. But it's peace, peace!" and awny he went once more with his great tankard, hopping round his bonfire. Well, we stayed some time with the major, and then away we went down to the beach, Jim and I, talking about this great news and all that would come of it. How little did Jim know at that moment, as he strode along by my side so full of health and of spir its, that he had reached the extreme summit of life, and that from that hour all would In truth be upon the downward slope. ' There was a little haze out to sea, for it had been very misty in the early morning, though the sun had thinned it. As we looked seaward we- sud denly saw the sail of a small boat break out through the fog and come bobbing along toward the land. A single man was seated in the sheets, and she yawed about ns she ran, aa though he were of two minds whether to beach her or no. At last, deter mined, It may be, by our presence, he made straight for us, and her keel grated upon the shingle nt our very feet. He dropped his sail, climbed out, and pulled her bows up onto the beach. "Great Britain, I believe?" said he, turning round and facing us. He was a man somewhat above middle height, but exceedingly thin, well dressed In a suit of brown with brass buttons, and he wore high boots, which were all roughened and dulled by the sea wnter. His face and hands were so dark that he might have been a Spaniard, but as he raised his hat to us we saw that the upper part o his brow was quite white, and thnt it was from without that he had his swarthlness. He looked from one to the other of us, and his gray eyes had something In them which I had never seen before. You could read the question, but there seemed to be a menace at the. bock of It, as If the answer were a right and not a favor. "Great Britain?" he asked again, with a quick tap of his foot on the shingle. "Yes," said I, while Jim burst out laughing. "England? Scotland?" "Scotland. But it's England past yonder trees." "Bon ! I know where I am now. I've been in a fog without a compass fot nearly three days, and I didn't thought I was ever to see land again." H spoke English glibly enough, but with some strange turn of speech from time to time. "Where did you come from, then?" asked Jim. "I was In a ship that was wrecked," said he shortly. "What Is the town down- yonder?" "It Is Berwick." "Ah, well, I must get stronger be fore I can go further." He turned to ward the boat, and as he did so h gave a lurch, and would have fallen had he not caught the prow. On thl he seated himself, and looked round him with a face that was flushed and two eyes that blazed like a wild beast's. "Voltlgeurs de la Garde!" he roared in a voice like a trumpet call, and then again, "Voltlgeurs de la Garde!" He waved his hat above his head, and suddenly pitching forward upon hli face on the sand, he lay all huddled Into a little brown heap. Jim Horscroft and I stood and stared at each other. The coming ot the man had been so strange, and hi questions, and now this sudden turn. We took him by a shoulder each and turned him upon his back. His llpa were bloodless, and his breath would scarce shake a feather. The coming of Bonaventuro im Lapp to West Inch. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Can Always Find a Kicker, Jud Tunklns says the oldest man h ever met couldn't reuiember a tlm when everybody agreed that buslnesi was fine and things were as cheap ai could reasonably be expected. White Island. Albion White Island the ancient name of Britain was probably given to It by the Gnuls, on account of the white cliffs on the southeast coast Ancient Diamond. Diamonds were known and worn Jewel in India 5,000 years ago and used as cutters and graver 3,000 year ero.